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In Jakarta, flood-hit slum residents aim for a higher, drier future

12 Dec 2017, TRF

Increasing floods in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, exacerbate the vulnerability of slum dwellers. Now, the city is working on rehousing the vulnerable residents from informal settlements to low-cost and flood-resilient buildings. The initiative is part of the government's increasing focus on disaster prevention instead of correction.




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